On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 02:54:16PM -0700, David Powell wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 01:30:00PM -0600, Bonnie Corwin wrote:
> > So I think we have cycled back to where we started and where we
> > currently are: two tiers of sponsors with requirements for both tiers.
> > If we leave the current program alone and don't open it up, how do we
> > address the problem of requests not getting picked up in a reasonable
> > amount of time?
> Firstly, the pool of eligible tier-2 sponsors is a *lot* larger than
> our current set of tier-2 sponsors. One thing to consider is more
> active recruitment.
> Secondly, I think the proposal that Mike Kupfer had -- subject to the
> constraint I placed in the other branch of this conversation -- would
> work fine. To be clear, the tier-1/2 "owner" would the primary
> contact for the contributor, and the tier-3 "intern" would act mostly
> as an observer and would handle the internal mechanics (building,
> testing, putting back). I realize this doesn't offload all the
> owner's work, but you simply cannot do that and have a system which
> works. It should offload *enough* of the work -- the vast majority
> in most cases -- to encourage greater involvement from the sponsors
> we do have.
Jonathan Adams, Solaris Kernel Development